Accession Number : AD0480917

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF SHIPBOARD ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Baird, Richard Stuart

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The effects of the current technological revolution, the efforts of the Department of Defense to integrate the stocks of material of the four services, the current operations of the fleet under accentuated readiness conditions, the new techniques of management science and the increased workload of the shipboard Supply Department have made it essential that all departments of the ship and particularly the Supply Department be provided with the necessary tools to cope with the increased workload problem. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether shipboard Electronic Data Processing (EDP) is feasible. The answer is developed by considering how EDP is already being used in industry and the military, how EDP could be used aboard ship, if the computer and the associated equipment could be accommodated aboard ship, and the characteristics of the computer that would be required for shipboard use. The study concludes that shipboard EDP is feasible, but to obtain optimum results, data processing afloat must be redesigned on a Navy-wide basis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *COMPUTERS, SHIPBOARD, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ANALOG COMPUTERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, REAL TIME, FLOW CHARTING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SIMULATION, PUNCHED TAPE, INVENTORY CONTROL, MILITARY SUPPLIES, ERRORS, REDUCTION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE